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A Series on Community Bail Funds: Post 3 of 6

A guilty plea (even considering the collateral consequences associated with a criminal record) can look attractive when compared to the alternative of days or weeks in jail before a trial. 

In just a few short days, pretrial detainees may lose housing, employment, or custody of their children. These immediate consequences push defendants to accept the risk of down-the-road ramifications. 

Read more about the impact of money bail on defendants here.

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